The actress from Orange is the New Black, Samira Wiley and her fiancee Lauren Morelli have the most amazing story.
In an interview with Out, she said:
‘Lauren is an amazing rapper, but I kept coming up with questions to find a way to talk to her — bullshit like “I don’t know if I’d rhyme this word with this word.”
‘Then we were sitting in the prison cafeteria for a scene, eating some stale noodles, and like a kindergartner, I came and put a noodle on her ear — anything to see her smile,’ says Wiley.
Morelli explains was married to a man when she met Wiley, but they fell in love : ‘I had started questioning my sexuality as a result of being in the writers’ room and talking about all the themes on the show.
‘I was very open with my husband and told him.
‘That turned into a year of going to couples therapy.
‘I had a few queer women around me, but not many I could talk to about such a huge, vulnerable thing. Samira became my outlet, and through that process I fell in love with her.
‘Being with her felt too good to be true,’ Morelli says.
Morelli separated from her husband and began dating Wiley.
Wiley said: ‘I was scared to be the first to say “I love you,” so I did a little pussy version.
‘I said, “I heart you,” which actually ended up in one of Lauren’s Orange scripts.
‘I believe Alex says it to Piper.
‘It felt safer than using the L word. It’s hard to step out on that limb,’ Wiley reveals.